Enjoy the ride

The most important priority in a time of uncertainty is to learn to become comfortable with uncertainty.

” That is easier said than done” you may say. But truly – what is so difficult about it ?

We are living in a time of phenomenal and accelerated change. It feels like whitewater rafting, and thats the pointer right there: Know what you are doing, but enjoy the ride.

My own analogy is learning to ride my bike hands off. I never could do that, too many stories in my mind about falling on the face and breaking one’s nose, or teeth. So even the thought of removing my hands from the handle caused me to tighten up and go into contraction. And so I prevented my body to do what it knows how to do – ride a bike. With or without hands.

At a certain point on this journey I knew I had lost my desire to feel safe. I simply did not give a damn anymore whether or not  something would turn out in the way I envisioned – even if this meant unpleasant or bad. And then, two things happened the very next instance: I became aware of all sorts of unknown, and previously labelled unpleasant, feelings. Secondly, I suddenly rode my bike hands off the handle.

And I observe and keep thinking – my body does this all by itself, I don’t even have to think about it. In fact it could do this, even if I forgot everything I know. My body still would remember how to ride a bike.

Fear is a mechanism that tries to prevent us from doing something foolish. It has it’s purpose, but fear cannot keep us from experiencing something commonly labelled negative, or unpleasant. In the contrary – as thoughts are the creators of our world, fearful thoughts actually have the ability to substantiate precisely what it wished to avoid most.

So it is important to check one’s fear and start working with it. What is it, you are afraid of ? That things may change ? That your life will change ? That you will die ? But who knows – it could easily turn to the better – and that wouldn’t be so bad, right ?

Fact is, we do not know what is going to happen. The whirlwind of change that is currently sweeping across the globe, affects all of us. Its an awesome dynamic force, that does not leave anything untouched, nor does it leave anything in the dark. Everything is coming to the surface now and everything that does not serve us, has to go. And it will go – just fall away and disappear.

Yes, that will change the way we live and interact with each other. Yes, it also may present us with some real challenges. But one thing it does not do – it will not allow us to hide and pretend nothing is happening. It won’t let us ignore it.

So best to prepare to weather the storm and enjoy the ride.

There are so many teachings available and those of us, who , by the virtue of grace, have gained an insight about the true nature of being, are called now to live it now. To simply live it and by living it, raise the frequency and affect everything around us.

That means, to become comfortable with going into stillness and learn to be present. To recognise fear and worry as what they are – unfounded in reality, but with the potential to become real, if we give them the power of our attention. So the order of the day is to go to that place, where fear does not exist. To observe and be very honest with oneself about any places, that are still in separation. To close the gap – by simply closing the gap. Stopping to run. Just stop. The more I am able to allow my own being and thinking to balance out, the more I am able to influence the world around me.

It is our responsibility to do that. To keep our head in the middle of chaos, to stay centered, confident and true to ourselves and what we see happening. Not in denial, but in true acceptance.

It does take a bit until we can do this. Learn not to be afraid of the energy of fear, or to decide on the grounds of one’s own gain. But we do not need to be “enlightened” to do this. We just need to be authentic, in recognition of our own humanity and that, which we really are.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to Enjoy the ride

  1. fatima says:

    Very nice. What you have shared here is, in my opinion and experience, so true. Maybe others see it differently.

    Please, please if so, say so.

    I am always ready to ‘give over’ to a good argument, even if it requires a……. good argument first. Respectful discussion is okay too. lol but it isn’t always an option. That may be because of this ‘fastening on’ aspect of mind…not the understanding mind but the articulating mind (at least mine)

    I don’t, in fact, totally trust my own opinion (I don’t totally distrust it either), or even those that I agree with (we could both be wrong) but I am not willing to blindly accept someone else’s picture, before it ‘sounds’ true.

    Everything is on the table………….except when it is not. Trust life to know the difference.

  2. johanna11 says:

    Yes, that’s great, Michaela, Fatima. “One does not need to be enlightened first” – wew – that’s a relief! I like your point, Michaela, about being authentic. We live in a world that seems very real, with great and painful issues – I am currently thinking of the world-wide situation of refugees, very much in the Australian news just now. Seems to me that mostly we don’t see, because we do not wish to see. Being authentic means to see, too!

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